Joanne Barrett (Ngāi Tahu) - ‘Wairua Tiaki‘ -
Acrylic/ mixed media 770 x 620
‘The land is precious. It is greater than me, yet I am part of it and, it is part of me’.
Joanne uses her own technique using layers of paint and mixed media as a base to form textured lines signifying whakapapa and generations of growth. Subsequent layers are added to form conceptualised landscapes – these layers create a deeper relationship both above and beneath the surface.